Monday, November 19

Scrap the Talk!

Sometimes it seems like teenagers have their own language, especially when they get together with their friends. We wanted to capture some of the funny things they say or ways they speak at this time of their lives, so that is our inspiration theme for you this time - scrap some of those funny expressions they use or words that seem to keep cropping up in their conversation (keep it clean people lol!) or the different ways they talk around their friends compared to how they speak around adults. Here are some layouts from the team to get you started...

From Ann - I love the way Ann has given a translation for each of the expressions - I'm sure you will recognise some of these!

From Ilka - Don't the photo and accents fit the theme perfectly!

From Lianne - it's hard to tell from the pic but the top of the layout above the wave is transparent - very cool for this surfy themed layout.

And from me (Jo) a layout about my daughter's favourite word at the moment - lol.

Friday, November 2

But wait there's more!

First I must apologise to these talented ladies for the ridiculously long amount of time it has taken me to get around to putting these on the blog but check out how cool they are:

By Jennifer Johnson

How clever is Jennifer? Not only does she rock teen layouts but she rocks boy and girl layouts too!

And by Michele Stone
This layout manages to be humorous and poignant all at the same time and is about a time that all us parents of teens will be facing in the not too distant future. Check out the fabulous journalling below:
After fighting and screaming at each other for the last few months about being responsible and acting like an adult if you want to be treated like an adult (that was me) and not being a baby anymore, nor having to follow rules and being able to do what she likes (that was her) we finally arrived at this day.

We both wanted it - it was definitely time! Time for my little girl to venture out on her own - so that she could see how great she’d had it at home (me again), so that she could do what she liked, when she liked without having the oppression of her mother telling her what to do (yep that was her).Even with this knowledge and the promise of freedom (for both of us)....we cried!

It was a big moment for us - her raiding the cupboard as she ran out the door, and me moving my craft stuff into her old bedroom - but then it hit me that she was leaving and that an era of our lives was over - another one just beginning.

It’s not like she was moving cities and I’d never see her again - she comes into work 3 mornings a week to help out in the office and comes home on the odd occasion for a decent meal and to use the computer - but this door has closed (and locked!! - me lol) and we can now move on to a different stage in our relationship.

Change can be exciting, but we can still feel a little sad.

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